Sociology: Social Theory

  • Professions and Power (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Professions and Power (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Terence J. Johnson

    First published in 1972, this book rejects as inadequate the ‘trait’ and ‘functionalist’ theories of the professions and instead presents an alternative framework to analyse the contemporaneous occupational change in industrial societies. The author describes how occupational specialisation creates…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Guards Imprisoned (1989): Correctional Officers at Work book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Guards Imprisoned (1989)

    Correctional Officers at Work

    By Lucien Lombardo

    First published in 1989, Guards Imprisoned provides an in-depth look into the work and working life of prison guards as they perceive and experience it. The author, who was a teacher at Auburn Prison, New York, discovered that little was known about the guard’s perceptions of his "place" in…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • American Social Theory book cover

    American Social Theory

    By Charles Lemert

    Due to the importance of philosophy in the Enlightenment, European social theory has dominated discourses of theory to the present day. Yet, looking deeper, Americans have made important contributions from very different social and cultural perspectives. Drawing from Euro and American traditions…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Power and Inequality: Critical Readings for a New Era book cover

    Power and Inequality

    Critical Readings for a New Era

    Edited by Levon Chorbajian, Daniel Egan

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Depressive Love: A Social Pathology book cover

    Depressive Love

    A Social Pathology

    By Emma Engdahl

    Love and depression are key elements in the cultural script of emotions or affectual life within contemporary Western society, and the two have become intertwined to such an extent that it is informative to talk about depressive love. Indeed, the most common source of depression is intimate…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • The Persistence of Taste: Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu book cover

    The Persistence of Taste

    Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu

    Edited by Malcolm Quinn, Dave Beech, Michael Lehnert, Carol Tulloch, Stephen Wilson

    This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of taste in the wake of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of taste. It brings curators together with sociologists and art theorists and artists with design historians, art historians and cultural historians, with the common aim of developing rigorous and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • The Defiance of Global Commitment: A Complex Social Psychology book cover

    The Defiance of Global Commitment

    A Complex Social Psychology

    By Brian Castellani

    The Brexit vote; the election of Trump; the upsurge of European nationalism; the devolution of the Arab Spring; global violence; Chinese expansionism; disruptive climate change; the riotous instabilities of the world capitalist system…Whilst diverse in nature, these events share a common…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30 
    Routledge
    Complexity in Social Science

  • Crime and Society book cover

    Crime and Society

    Edited by Donna Youngs

    Much of a society’s resources are devoted to dealing with, or preparing for the possibility of, crime. The dominance of concerns about crime also hint at the broader implications that offending has for many different facets of society. They suggest that rather than being an outlawed subset of…

    Hardback – 2018-01-29 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • The Live Art of Sociology book cover

    The Live Art of Sociology

    By Cath Lambert

    The Live Art of Sociology attends to the importance of ‘the live’ in contemporary social and political life. Taking existing work in live sociology as a starting point, this book considers some of its aspirations through unique empirical investigations. Queer and feminist theory and methods are…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Routledge Revivals: Localities (1989): The Changing Face of Urban Britain book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Localities (1989)

    The Changing Face of Urban Britain

    Edited by Philip Cooke

    First published in 1989, this book examines seven different localities, ranging from the outer suburbs of large northern cities to small freestanding town, which were prospering in the 1980s or struggling against the negative employment effects of restructuring. Within the theoretical frame of ‘…

    Paperback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge

  • Gifts of Cooperation, Mauss and Pragmatism book cover

    Gifts of Cooperation, Mauss and Pragmatism

    By Frank Adloff

    This book focuses on the contribution of Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) to social theory and a theory of cooperation. It shows that Mauss’s essay "The Gift" (1925) can be seen as a classic of a pragmatist, interactionist and anti-utilitarian sociology. It critiques the dichotomy of self-interest and…

    Paperback – 2018-01-10 
    Routledge

  • The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television book cover

    The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television

    By Megan Collins

    This book explores the emergence and encouragement of the new narcissus in our society and the ways in which this is portrayed in reality television. Through studies of well-known reality shows, including Toddlers and Tiaras, Hoarders, Sister Wives, Catfish: The TV Show, Celebrity Rehab with Dr.…

    Hardback – 2018-01-08 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

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